Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bridal Show 2013 | Allison Barnhill Designs & Flower Follies
There are just some bridal shows that are visual feasts and a photographer’s dream land. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Bridal Show is that show. Wedding vendors come together to collaborate and design styled vignettes that are amazing inspirations for brides. Allison and Cynthia of Allison Barnhill Designs and Flower Follies have outdone themselves AGAIN in 2013! If you missed the images from last year’s show, click here.
This year the girls went with a French Country Glam feel and Katherines Bridal Boutique. I LOVE the pairing of these deep fuschia and purples with bright pinks and lace against the warmth of wood and black toile. The deep pink glitter provided the “glam.” The simplicity of the design really let the special details pop – like the ribbon streamers on the back of all the PINK chaivari chairs, and the beautiful flowers spilling out of the vintage trunk.
For the paper, they printed on birch wood veneer and layered it on a deep berry stock. They created a custom monogram, inspired by the large glitter adorned R and C that hung in the middle of the oversized clock. Every monogram used in the paper, was covered with glitter as a unifying element. Toile gave it the French feel. The glimmering purple mercury glass and hobnail votives added the perfect feminine touch to contrast the rustic branches and wood elements.
I am taking a stab at the flower names because Cynthia is under the weather and I am not going to stress her out right now over flower names. So when she corrects me I will update this post!!! YAY! Cynthia is better and has given me some better names! Check out the crazy dyed purple and pink reindeer moss on the tall votive candle with crystals and the S’mores box! UNBELIEVABLE!
Cynthia of Flower Follies selected girly, frilly flowers for a simple unpretentious design – fuchsia anemones, peonies, stock, ranunculus, and chrysanthemums, deep purple carnations and stock, lavender orchids, white lace flower, fuchsia Purple Cezanne roses, and last but, not least the gorgeous cream and light pink Esperance rose whose true beauty is only revealed if you reflex their petals. She bows to the fuchsia dyed reindeer moss for being such a lovely accent and compliment to the overall design and for being such a cool element of “what is that”?
She contrasted the classic black wrought iron urns with fuchsia mercury glass and punk rock purple studded glass vases for the tablescape arrangements. And, yes, the glittered sticks just made it all the more glam! From the “tree” she suspended French crystal pendants and silvery mercury glass votives with thin black lace adorned with a fuchsia flower bloom – for a French boudoir look! Single flower blooms were featured in vintage glass bottles (dug those up from her yard as a kid!) and a profusion of blooms intertwined with ivory lace spilled from hey great grandmother’s trunk accented with a toile background for Allison’s lovely place cards.
provided the lovely and amazing gold fondant cake wrapped in ivory french doilies.
We love Pinterest, and feel free to pin, but please give credit where credit is due! I have included the credit info ON the photo for you and you can cut and paste this text for your pin: Styled by: www.FlowerFollies.com (flowers) and www.AllisonBarnhillDesigns.com (paper) Photos by: www.KimberlyBrooke.com